To compete globally our UK tech clusters need to be of a sufficient size to match up, whether it’s with Silicon Valley, the Pearl River Delta or even Greater London. How do we build compelling narratives and programmes across many UK localities to rival international superclusters.
Chair: Dr. Poonam Malik
Poonam is an academic entrepreneurial research management leader with extensive experience of working in innovation, enterprise, healthcare industry and academic business sectors globally.
As Board Member of Scottish Enterprise, Dr Malik is focussed on stimulating business and university links and nurturing innovation and digital technology development in the Scottish economy.
Jane Morrison- Ross
A focused, energetic and innovative CEO who leads by example, Jane is passionate about Scotland’s opportunity to become a true digital democracy by building a transformational infrastructure through collaborative working.
A passionate and committed businesswoman, Morrison-Ross is a highly experienced technology industry executive. She has a strong track record of working in and with digital companies, in operations and consultancy, holding senior roles at Capgemini and most recently as CEO of the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre.
CEO, Sunderland Software City
David is the current CEO of Sunderland Software City, a nationally recognised technology sector support body.
Prior to this regionally important role David held a range of senior positions at OneNorthEast, the regional development agency and previously was Project Director of Financial Inclusion Newcastle.
Managing Director, TechSPARK
Ben is MD of TechSPARK and leads on strategy, operations and our business consultancy services. He has previously managed Business Development for Invest Bristol and Bath and still helps as their Digital Sector Specialist.
Kate Forbes MSP
Andrew Harmel Law
Bev Harrow, Lee Hutchinson and Chris Hughes
Collaborating across clusters
Look! There’s a Threat Model in my DevOps
Sharpening the saw – how tooling can make us better developers
Dr Murray Collins
Dr Poonam Malik, Ben Shorrock, David Dunn, Jane Morrison-Ross
Ten Traits that Differentiate the most Trusted Advisors
Getting value from data – productionising data science
Innovating with Immigration.
Dr James McMinn
Tech challenges coming out of Open Banking and the GOFCoE project
50% of AI is easy, we just don’t know which half
Alex Bell and Petur Einarsson
Overcoming and handling bias in data: ethical and practical considerations
Building brand awareness for your tech company
Start up, scale up
Navigating Venture Capital
Olivia Gambelin, Joseph Crispell
Paul Neeson and Andrew Noble
A Fyne future for graphical development
Launching terrestrial tech into the space marketplace
Tales from the Crypt(o)
Dr David Alexander
Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President – AI & ISV Engagement at Microsoft Corporation
Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards
The YSE Awards recognise the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland.